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Old 03-21-2012, 05:31 PM
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[QUOTE=Kataryn;1390015]Making the next heir?

And hey: it's just a church service in memory of great-grandmother and great-aunt. It should be up to the family to see who wants to attend. Here in Germany we often have services where nobody or only one member of the family attends, just the priest was asked to pray with the congregation for the late family members. It's a very personal thing, IMHO. No need to make a duty out of it. Especially after being away for 7 weeks and the wife still in need to become a mother to produce heir and spare. Because that is her dynastic job, not attending church services and keep the limelight (even though it's not by purpose) on her instead of the late ladies.

But my, I am glad that Catherine has Camilla and HM as her closest In-laws and not some of the members here.....[/QUOTE]

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I don't see where I insulted anyone here. If so, I apologize. It wasn't meant that way. But I believe it has been made clear by quite some posters that they as well as I think that some of the critizism heaped upon the Duchess is not deserved. I don't know how much critizism and/or "strict guidance" Catherine receives from HM or Camilla, but judging form the way she interacts with them and acts in public, she seems to be confident that what she does is according to the senior ladies in the family's wishes. Otherwise she would stop and change her ways, as I'm sure she would never do anything to displease Willaim and to offend his family. She knew what she was getting into when she married, she was old enough and I think she is not the sort of woman to change her opinion once she commited to something. Just my view of her, of course.
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Old 03-21-2012, 06:18 PM
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They are being called senior royals by the Daily Mail. Says everything . . . .
But are they being call senior royals by the BRF?
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Old 03-21-2012, 06:27 PM
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Making the next heir?

And hey: it's just a church service in memory of great-grandmother and great-aunt. It should be up to the family to see who wants to attend. Here in Germany we often have services where nobody or only one member of the family attends, just the priest was asked to pray with the congregation for the late family members. It's a very personal thing, IMHO. No need to make a duty out of it. Especially after being away for 7 weeks and the wife still in need to become a mother to produce heir and spare. Because that is her dynastic job, not attending church services and keep the limelight (even though it's not by purpose) on her instead of the late ladies.

But my, I am glad that Catherine has Camilla and HM as her closest In-laws and not some of the members here.....QUOTE]

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Old 03-21-2012, 06:30 PM
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But are they being call senior royals by the BRF?

I haven't seen them quoted as senior royals by BRF but I'm not as wide-read as some on this thread. I'd be surprised though because they are not full-time royals and we have been told that Prince William's service committments are the priority.
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Old 03-21-2012, 06:34 PM
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They are not full time royals, evident in the fact that William is still doing his RAF training. The simple reason Catherine has done engagements recently is to stop herself being bored. They are involved in the Jubilee and the Olympics later this year, again for obvious reasons. They do not have to attend every engagement the royal family does, William has been away for 6 weeks I imagine the couple want to spend some time together.
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Old 03-21-2012, 06:35 PM
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I take a pretty Presbyterian view of these things - we each remember and honour those loved ones we've lost every day in our own personal and private way. A big church service is not necessary, strictly speaking, for that to happen.
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Old 03-21-2012, 06:37 PM
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There must be some particularly important prior engagement that they all have. I certainly can't imagine Charles, in particular, missing a memorial service for his beloved grandmother lightly.
Hang on. It was said that Charles, Camilla, William, Catherine and Harry wouldn't be spending Easter at Windsor. It is only William and Catherine who are not attending the service on the 30th.
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Old 03-21-2012, 06:38 PM
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Oops, misread it. Fixed.
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Old 03-21-2012, 06:55 PM
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It's not just a memorial service, it's important service in memory of William's great-grandmother and his granny's sister. He and Kate should be there. If William really has to be in Wales I can understand it, but Kate has nothing else to do, hour or two in London won't hurt her. She can spend long hours at hairdresser so why not at the service? What commitment? They just said that they won't have any engagements soon and now they organized something? Nice holidays with Middletons I suppose.
About not spending Easter in Windsor, I'm not surprised. Last year I have only seen Yorks and Wessexs with EII&DoE. There is no traditions as in Christmas case.
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Old 03-21-2012, 06:58 PM
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Not attending a memorial service doesn't mean that you didn't appreciate those people or that you don't think about them. I remember my grandmother in my own way and in my own time, I don't need to go to a formal service to do so.
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But it looks like they don't care too much.
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We don't have any concrete evidence that they are not going just some tweet!
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Just a tweet? I don't even acknowledge tweets!!!! We'll know soon enough. Some posters just can't let stuff go.
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Old 03-21-2012, 08:43 PM
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What it looks like and what it really is are two different things. As others have said, if the Queen is fine with them not attending then who are we to get upset about how it looks? It was her mother and sister, not ours.
I'm happy Kate has her husband back but it's rather sad that her outings will probably cease; it was nice to see her doing engagements.
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We don't have any concrete evidence that they are not going just some tweet!
Actually the news came via St James. The memorial service was announced this morning. Several Duke and Duchess of Cambridge fans wanted to know if they would be in attendance so the royal journalists spoke with St. James who confirmed they would not be attending. And for clarification it was not just one journalist who confirmed the Duke and Duchess would not be in attendance several did I just didn't bother posting them all.

Well she's been going hard for 6 weeks. I do know there will be no engagements for a good month as to allow focus to shift onto the Queen's Jubilee. I am sure come May/ June things will get hectic again and let's not forget we also have the lead up to the Olympics
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why this days don't are like in the 80`???? I remenber when all the royal family go to easter. the queen is only with the wessex, yorks sometimes and anne.
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why this days don't are like in the 80`???? I remenber when all the royal family go to easter. the queen is only with the wessex, yorks sometimes and anne.
Easter isn't that special. It's just a holiday.
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Old 03-22-2012, 05:10 AM
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Well she's been going hard for 6 weeks. I do know there will be no engagements for a good month as to allow focus to shift onto the Queen's Jubilee. I am sure come May/ June things will get hectic again and let's not forget we also have the lead up to the Olympics
While I agree that they will be out of the focus in order to shift priority to the Queen & her jubilee, I had to chuckle when I read Well she's been going hard for 6 weeks. Poor girl if this has stressed her out. I am so tired of people giving Kate some credit for being six weeks without her husband and doing a handful of events herself, partly babysitted by her in-laws.

Its always stressed that William is a full time air rescue pilot and that they lead an army life. "normal" army wives have their husbands away for much longer, have to raise kinds on their own, and a heavy workload every single day of the week.

Obviously its part of the plan that W&K dont do more at this stage therefore its pointless to critizise how little they do but at the same time I dont get the hype or praise for what Kate does - or is expected to do, its her job to get out and about as she defo is to be counted among the senior royals, along with Queen & Duke and C&C.

If she does well, I can only say, what else is she supposed to do with so much time on hand to learn & practise?
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Easter isn't that special. It's just a holiday.
I beg to differ. To Her Majesty and millions of Christians around the world, both Protestant and Roman Catholic, Easter is the culmination of Lent, starting with Maundy Thursday, Good Friday's Crucifixion and then Easter. Historically, the celebration of Our Lord's Resurrection is a time of joy, hymns, celebration, and light.

Most churches repeat the proclamation taken from the gospels and standard from the early second century of the church:

He is Risen!

He is Risen indeed!J

. . . just a holiday? I think not!
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